Posts Tagged ‘culture and values’

How to develop a high-performing culture in a growing organisation

Think of any successful organisation and you will find that ‘high-performance working’ is central to its success. Their achievements will not have happened by accident. Throughout every layer of the organisation you will experience a different attitude and approach to work than that found in organisations which struggle to survive. High-performance working relates directly to the achievement of the organisation’s goals and objectives. There are many examples of the most talented individuals and organisations achieving results beyond their expectations because of their focus on performance. High-performance working helps to achieve competitive advantage in many business sectors. It also contributes to [...]

Posted by john on April 18th, 2013 under Culture and Values, High Performance Working, Leadership Development Tags: , , , , ,  •  No Comments

Obtaining employee commitment to ‘Ownership’ on the business growth journey

Ownership is one of the six important areas of strategic and operational focus included in our winning (formula)® framework. Understanding what is meant by Ownership, the link with the execution of the strategy and the behaviours and activities required to realise the vision for the business form part of the leadership role on the business growth journey. It is linked to the need for consistent contribution from everyone in the business to the plans for growth for the organisation. It also describes the leadership approach to developing personal accountability throughout the workplace. Ownership is an important stage for your organisation on [...]

Posted by john on April 10th, 2013 under Culture and Values, Leadership Development, the winning formula Tags: , , , , ,  •  No Comments

Core values – how would you define the personality of your organisation?

Employees in growing organisations often ask me to explain the meaning of ‘core values’ and their importance in the commercial world. Core values are equally as important as the development of an organisation’s vision on the business growth journey. Without either of them, success would be near impossible to achieve. I often describe core values as the glue that keeps the organisation together particularly important when leaders are recruiting new people as they grow and expand on the journey. In simplistic terms, core values best describe the ‘personality and character’ of an organisation. Taken from the culture that exists within [...]

Posted by john on March 19th, 2013 under Culture and Values, the winning formula Tags: , , , , ,  •  No Comments

Six popular guiding principles for large group organisations

Culture and values are the two most common terms used by fast growing organisations to describe the behaviours required by employees to perform on the business growth journey. Many other organisations prefer to use the term ‘guiding principles’. There is a difference. Culture is often described ‘as the way we do things around here’ – simply put it refers to a broad range of behaviours expected of each individual in the business e.g. treating colleagues and others with respect at all times. Values describe the ‘personality of an organisation’ and usually can be summarised by two or three words e.g. [...]

Posted by john on March 2nd, 2013 under Culture and Values, Leadership Development Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments

Culture development and the role of the leader

Leading, managing, developing and sustaining the culture of any organisation is one of the biggest challenges facing leaders on the business growth journey. Growing companies recruit additional personnel and with each new appointment the cultural dynamic can easily change. Culture is the responsibility of everyone in any growing organisation but leaders play a vitally important role in its development. Confusion often exists regarding its meaning ’The way we do things around here‘ is the commonsense definition of culture. It refers to the shared assumptions, beliefs, values and norms of an organisation. Culture is a body of knowledge acquired over time [...]

Posted by john on February 25th, 2013 under Culture and Values, Leadership Development Tags: , , , ,  •  No Comments

How to build and maintain trust with others on the growth journey

Just about every employee survey I have carried out with our clients over the years has highlighted trust (or the lack of it) between leaders and their teams as a major cultural issue to be improved on in the workplace. It’s hardly surprising, as the complex nature of the ‘world of work’ creates hundreds of opportunities to build and destroy trust on a daily basis. Trust is often described as the ‘mortar’ that keeps the organisation together. In the context of the business growth journey, trust applies to the confidence or belief a person feels towards your organisation, your colleagues [...]

Posted by john on December 13th, 2012 under Culture and Values, Leadership Development, The Business Growth Journey Tags: , , , ,  •  No Comments

The CIPD report on the future of leadership development

It’s strange how in the world of business you can plough a furrowed field – often alone – for which seems like an eternity and all of a sudden you are surrounded by people who understand what you are up to, why you are doing it and are happy to announce the merits of your activity to the world. Well that is what it feels like at the moment with regard to our winning (formula)® framework. This week our framework and approach used to develop client leaders in the workplace has been given the thumbs up by no less an [...]

Posted by johnstein on September 21st, 2012 under CIPD, Leadership Development, the winning formula Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments